Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We Are Family

She's a toot, our sweetpea,
our pride and joy!

Kayla Elizabeth

was adopted on
May 29, 1997
at 1:47pm

Weight 51 lbs. 6 oz.
Length: 45 1/2 inches

That's the photo and prose that was mailed out on homemade cards to friends and family many years ago. I've been quiet of late because a family milestone was reached Sunday which took some preparation. Kayla met her birth mother.

We have been working towards this for some time but one thing or another would sabotage the meeting and the process would begin all over again. But finally, finally it happened.

I cannot divulge the intimacy of this all-important meeting here but I have been encouraged to let you know where I've been for those of you who might be interested. Photography, writing and traveling about simply hasn't been on my mind. We've entered a new chapter in our lives. A chapter of forgiveness and acceptance, of moving forward and not looking backward - a chapter that is already making a difference in our day to day lives and family structure. I'm posting this today on our 14th wedding anniversary. My, how time flies!

Turn the page.

I love you, Kayla Elizabeth.


Diane Schuller said...

what a beautiful post. You've taken an amazingly special photo of Kayla -- what joy. Yes, may you all enjoy the next pages ...

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

How lovely, Debbie. It's such a blessing to everyone who reads your post, that you've shared this personal information;-) Happy Anniversary, too;-)

Eve said...

A wonderful post, I've got a tear...maybe two...
Turn the page Kayla, to a new understanding, an opening, but behind that opening there is so much there to look back on. The love that makes you who you are!

Blessing Counter said...

I remember. Both. And I love you! All.

Anonymous said...

Blessings to all indeed.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Amen. Lovely post- ya'll have a lot of fans over here in the Spurgeon family!

wcgillian said...

Very nice post Deb. It really does open a new chapter for you. Enjoy it!


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